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AIICO Insurance gets shareholders’ nod to increase authorized share capital to N18bn

Board members of AIICO Insurance Plc at the event.

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Chuks Udo Okonta

AIICO Insurance Plc has received shareholders’ approval to increase its authorized share capital from N10 billion to N18 billion, which is in line with the company’s preparedness to meet the new minimum capital requirement for the insurance industry,

A statement by the firm’s Head, Strategic Marketing & Communications, Segun Olalandu, stated that at the Extra-Ordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) which held on Monday, October 14 in Lagos, the shareholders demonstrated their support by voting in favour of this proposition.

Speaking at the EGM, the Chairman of the Board, Kundan Sainani, stated that AIICO has received NAICOM’s No Objection to its recapitalization plan. The company’s recapitalization plan includes a combination of private placement, rights issue and bonus issue.

According to the Managing Director, Babatunde Fajemirokun, the private placement is at an advanced stage with a number of investors. Therefore, the shareholders alsoapproved amendments to the Memorandum of Association to reflect the addition of new investors.

Babatunde Fajemirokun also stated further, “these are exciting times for us as a business and we are confident that the recapitalization exercise will see the company emerge stronger, more resilient, with adequate capacity and competencies to continue to provide risk protection and value adding services to all our customers and stakeholders.”

AIICO Insurance Plc., a leading composite insurer in Nigeria, commenced operations in 1963. AIICO provides life insurance, health insurance, general insurance, wealth management and pension management services as a means to create and protect wealth for individuals, families and corporate customers.

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